Drifting yacht towed back to safety by Fishguard RNLI
Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Wednesday 10 July at 1.50pm to attend a yacht seen drifting out to sea from Fishguard harbour.
The lifeboat was quickly alongside the yacht and once it was ascertained no-one was on-board the boat was taken under tow to Lower Town harbour and handed over to the relieved owners.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.